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Professor Jackson Miller and theatre major Chris Forrer ’13 wrote Kickin’ Sand and Tellin’ Lies, inspired by stories from the project, which was performed at Linfield’s Marshall Theatre in November. Directed by Janet Gupton, associate professor of theatre arts, the production is the story of a young fisherman as he learns respect for the ocean, the dory fleet and fellow anglers. to launch dories. He described the unique landing process of a dory, which comes to shore with enough speed to carry the boat Project participants well onto the beach. The landing can be both dangerous – dories have no brakes – and exhilarating. “You’re out there on the ocean, going like a bat in the wind, and the next thing you know you can step over the side of the boat onto the beach,” he explained. “It will leave a mark on your memory, and it’s a good one.” The Linfield group has earned the trust of the community, including Terry Learned, a Pacific City boat builder. With changes to the fishing industry, he said the dory fleet, an important part of Oregon history, could be forgotten. It’s an important aspect of his family history as well. He recalls fishing with his daughter, along with his father and grandfather each in Brenda DeVore Marshall, professor of theatre and communication arts; their boats. “That was four generations in three separate dories Ty Marshall, professor of theatre arts; Janet Gupton, associate professor on one day,” he said. of theatre arts; Jackson Miller, professor of communication arts; Paul Hanneman, co-chair of the Pacific City Dorymen’s Kathleen Spring, collections management librarian and assistant professor; Association, agrees. “It’s important to talk about our history,” he Casee Clark ’12, communications arts; Cassidy Davis ’14, mass commu- said. “It has taken a great burden off us to know we have a digital nication; Daphne Dosset ’13, philosophy; Chris Forrer ’13, theatre; Jenny archive that is going to be preserved well into the future and after Layton ’14, theatre; Caitlyn Olson ’13, theatre and elementary education; we’re gone.” Stephanie Raso ’13, communication arts; Andrea Snyder ’14, creative – Laura Davis writing; Whitney Weber ’14, communication arts Fall 2012 l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e - 1 3


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